Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section B. Specific categories of persons hors de combat
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) provides that it is prohibited “to kill or injure enemy persons who have laid down their arms, who have no means of defending themselves, who have surrendered”.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “The prohibited methods of warfare include … killing or wounding persons who, having laid down their arms, or having no longer means of defence, have surrendered at discretion.”